How to Remove “Norton_Removal_Tool.exe”

What is Norton_Removal_Tool.exe?

Originally developed by  Symantec, Norton_Removal_Tool.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Norton Antivirus. It is an important component of Norton Antivirus and is located in C:\Program files by default.

Norton_Removal_Tool.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after Norton_Removal_Tool.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Norton_Removal_Tool.exe malware?

If your system is affected by Norton_Removal_Tool.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • Norton_Removal_Tool.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove Norton_Removal_Tool.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Norton_Removal_Tool.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 July 2009 at 4:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 0a3d55d9143f6e37
32ac6e7cf8e04752
1225dcfe
f0692db2426e8963
529d695cf6df40f4
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.Q
Yes N/A N/A Peru N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable bf41a2d36867dc18
d41eb7bd24fcee59
48099942
89f3b6472959d4c6
11b1110aea51cb99
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2011.0.0.1
5
2011.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 09f26d8723e2f4d9
c291a5410cbe8a78
cd75c3bf
04d1f2a6d0d21f9e
c07bd9915872cdbe
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Syrian Arab Republic N/A
4 N/A Executable 64414c268904a1d2
5205f707f36f80bf
cb10d426
5e45865b654f9350
824ecc33cbcb420e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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37

Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 July 2008 at 1:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable c163690cfc9c50fb
6c32fb5a6c39c1ce
b9d2fb27
725fadf995a8c9c7
6e4836ccfcf43f56
Yes 2008.0.1.1
9
2008.0 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 0cf9243dbf7d383e
51e1056d11f9626e
92a37fec
fd7a4a0fe08a7daa
2a008635bf15bc46
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 912b9cb7e2d17c29
faccdc243d576ba7
37c37cae
1b59450f71526f66
59bc2632f1511212
No 2010.0.0 2010.0.0 Pakistan
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 1818db0c9b6f1b14
5625f2ff1f909936
2ddb8b0e
4b64ced14910eaeb
b123b7d50c8459cd
No 2010.0.5 2010.0.5 Hong Kong
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